This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
Chapter 34: Transitional Environments
The science supporting environments that provide transitional care and that optimize outcomes is sparse and relatively recent. Although some empirical data are available, much of the reported literature is anecdotal, descriptive, and lacks reported outcomes. This chapter (a) defines transitional environments and the research issues that have arisen in the literature on transitional care, (b) describes the major current and emerging models of transitional care reported in the literature, and (c) summarizes gaps in the current science in this area and offers recommendations for future research.
Definitions and Issues
Transitional environments are those environments in which a transitional ...